What’s the Buzz About Bitcoin Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology?

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The recent cryptocurrency price surges may be justified by changes in market perception of blockchain platform prospects. However, the long-term value will depend on the financial added value generated by the blockchain ecosystem.

We know Elon Musk is a fan, but what’s all the fuss about, and when will the Bitcoin bubble burst?

Just like the stock market, the cryptocurrency market is frequently subjected to extreme price fluctuations – both upwards and downwards. Tesla recently purchasing $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin is just one example of how the crypto market can change.

For instance, at the end of 2013 to the beginning of 2014, during the middle of 2017 to the middle of 2018, and now again as we’ve seen in the past few months, there have been many highs and lows of cryptocurrencies.

If we analyze the movement of cryptocurrencies across a 52-week period, it’s clear that the biggest market capitalization is what we’ve seen in the past few weeks:

  • Bitcoin (No.1 cryptocurrency by market capitalization) has a 52-week low of US$4106 and a 52-week high of US$58,330 (which are a factor of 14.2 apart)
  • Ethereum (No.2 by market capitalization) has a 52-week low of US$95 and a 52-week high of US$2036 (factor of 21.4 apart)
  • Cardano (No.3 by market capitalization) has a 52-week low of US$0.01913 and a 52-week high of US$1.48 (factor of 77.4 apart)

(Data source: https://coinmarketcap.com, accessed on March 2, 2021.)

This level of fluctuation within a one-year period is seldom seen in the stock market, and it’s generally not something that’s happening once-off to one specific cryptocurrency; it’s happening often, and to several cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain Illustration

Understanding the blockchain ecosystem

Over the past few years, blockchain technology has swiftly advanced as more companies, researchers and developers begin to adopt and understand it.

In the first generation of blockchain platforms, there were many limitations to scalability, the high consumption of energy, limited support of smart contracts, and so on.

Now, hundreds of projects and platforms are trying to improve different aspects of blockchain technology, involving hundreds of highly qualified researchers and thousands of skillful engineers.

Leading global institutions believe blockchain solutions can have a huge economic impact.

However, the realization of this potential will depend on factors such as the technological advances, the acceptance of blockchain solutions by the industry and the general population, the legislation passed to regulate the blockchain space, and the development of new business models based on the technology.

Linking back to the crypto market

There’s a possibility the recent cryptocurrency price hikes are partially or totally justified by changes in the market participants’ perception of the factors affecting the future prospects of blockchain platforms. However, in the long run, the value of the cryptocurrencies will depend on the financial added value generated by the blockchain ecosystem.

If we look back to the 1990s and the dot-com boom, there was a huge growth in internet use, and it was recognized it would change the world. Hundreds of net-related companies appeared and began developing technologies, services, and applications.

A market bubble eventuated due to excessive speculation, and in the crash, numerous companies were forced to shut down.

But the internet, of course, turned out to indeed be revolutionary, and some of the companies formed at that time are today among the world’s biggest.

If blockchain technology’s potential is realized, perhaps many of the current blockchain platforms and projects won’t make the cut, drastically reducing in value or vanishing altogether.

But, there’s a reasonable chance that some of them will be big winners.

4 Comments on "What’s the Buzz About Bitcoin Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology?"

  1. said elkhamrihi | April 16, 2021 at 7:43 pm | Reply


  2. Paula Eccles | May 4, 2021 at 1:55 am | Reply

    I think that Bitcoin is the future of our finances. The resource is limited which means it will only be more and more expensive with time. I traded some of BTC before and profited twice as of this year. But there is one small problem. Hackers. I must Mix BTC so that they are not able to analyze my Blockchain. This is a really unpleasant risk that mixer covers well.

  3. Bitcoin is much more convenient to use as a means of payment: within a couple of seconds, you can send Bitcoin to the other end of the planet and track the transaction. In addition, we can already see that many institutions are beginning to look closely at bitcoin as a defensive asset.

  4. in the long term, if there is a fairly large amount of money, investing in cryptocurrency is definitely a profitable enterprise, but even with a very modest amount of free money in the amount of 500 – 1000 dollars, you can correctly invest and earn additional funds. It is important to assess the risks and choose the right cryptocurrency.

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